Submitted: April 19, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
We stayed in this room in mid-April for a week with our family of 5 (kids ages 3/4/5). Overall had a great stay and a very positive experience.
You can read many reviews for the Fontainebleau online. This was our first time staying there (or visiting Miami). We spent a lot of time at the childrens pool and the beach which were perfect for us. The zero entry pool made it easy for us to let the kids play while we watched from the beach chairs. The attendents poolside are very accomodating to get you set up. Same for the beach. There isn't too much within walking distance so you will either need to cab it or rent a vehicle. But, many great restaurants are only a 5 min ride away. The concierge was a wealth of information. The complaints about FB being pricey are true. Drinks and meals are on the higher end ($7 beers, $15 drinks, $18 sandwiches). But, this seems to be common throughout Miami. Tipping everywhere seems to be the expectation. These aren't complaints, but it's easier if you know it coming in.
The room is exactly as the pictures show. It is well decorated, clean and spacious. The Tresor tower seems to be the more upscale of the towers. It has it's own lobby and front desk. You have good views of the city, main drive. The owner is outstanding to work with. She was very prompt in responding to every question I had. (This was my first VRBO experience so I was unfamiliar with some of the process). Had we had any issues, I'm confident she would have been very helpful. The room is set up for 4 people and housekeeping stays true to that. It means 4 plates, 4 glasses, 4 bowls, 4 spoons, etc. Again, not a complaint, but easier to plan for if you know it in advance. (next time, I would just buy some paper plates and avoid the dishwashing). We had plenty of cooking supplies (pots, spatula, knife, etc) that we were able to cook breakfast every morning.
Overall, we had a great stay. We were very happy with the room and everything was as expected. If we come back to Miami, we will book this room again.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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